Predicted and Measured Behavior of Five Spread Footings on Sand

by Jean-Louis Briaud, Buchanan Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Texas A & M Univeristy, College, TX.,
Robert M. Gibbens, Engineer; Geotest Engineering, Inc., 5600 Bintlif Drive, Houston, TX.,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-7844-0025-8 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0025-3 (ISBN-10), 1994, Soft Cover, Pg. vi, 255
22 cm
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GSP Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) 41
Conference information: A Prediction Symposium | College Station, Texas, United States | June 16-18, 1994

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


This publication contains the results of a full scale load testing program used to predict and measure the bahavior of five spread footings on sand. These results were presented at the Prediction Symposium sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration at the occasion of the Settlement '94 ASCE Conference at Texas A&M University, June 16-18, 1994. At Texas A&M University National Geotechnical Experimentation Site five spread footings ranging in size from 1x1 m to 3x3 m were load tested to 150 mm of displacement on sandy soil. These papers present the results of the load tests; present the data upon which all predictions are based; describe methodologies and judgments used to make the predictions; and summarize the predictions and compare predicted responses.

Subject Headings: Footings | Soil properties | Load tests | Load factors | Colleges and universities | Publications | Full-scale tests | Federal government


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